While spending five days offering prayers to idols of Goddess Durga and hopping pandals is a popular practice during Durga Puja every year, dumping the idols in rivers is also an annual event. Isn't it high time we stop choking our rivers in the name of faith?
Jishnu Basu, RSS karyavaha (secretary) for the southern part of Bengal, also told The Indian Express that Hindus would hold immersions as per their rituals. “I want to ask the police how many Durga puja committees were given permission last year and how many were given the same to hold Muharram processions?"
Saints have decided to approach the Allahabad High Court against the ban on immersion of Durga Puja idols in Ganga and Yamuna rivers in Allahabad. At a press conference here on Thursday,Shankaracharya of Jyotishpeeth Swami Vasudevanand and Shankarachya of Kashi Sumeru peeth Swami Narendranand said they were opposed to the ban imposed by the high […]